Our ESG and Corporate Responsibility Program

Our purpose is to enable people and organizations to exceed their potential

In our role as the leading organizational consultancy, Korn Ferry continues to pursue our purpose of helping people and organizations exceed their potential. This page highlights Korn Ferry’s many ESG initiatives, activities and accomplishments.

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Korn Ferry's impact

Our ESG activities focus on three areas—environmental sustainability, people and community, and business practices—and how we embed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into these activities and our culture. In these ways, we believe Korn Ferry can have the most impact for our internal and external stakeholders.

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“Our diverse and experienced Board engages with management and stakeholders on a variety of ESG matters in an effort to be educated, responsive, proactive, and drive Korn Ferry, its people, and its clients to be more and do better.”

Christina Gold, Chair of the Board of Directors

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Our environmental sustainability

Korn Ferry is committed to environmental sustainability. We seek to maximize value for clients and investors while contributing to a more sustainable future.

Our environmental sustainability commitment focuses on three areas:

  1. Enhancing the measurement and disclosure of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions.
  2. Reducing GHG emissions.
  3. Engaging with our colleagues, clients, investors, and other stakeholders to share and collaborate on initiatives and contribute to a culture of environmental sustainability both internally and externally.
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Our people and community

It is a priority for us to hire, develop, and advance diverse and underrepresented talent across the firm. Through our approach to talent acquisition, development, recognition, engagement, and benefits, we aim to foster a culture of inclusion. We are committed to making a difference in our communities and the world, too. Because it’s not just about our people, it’s about all people. Our local offices and colleagues worldwide take part in community service through a variety of organizations and programs, including the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation.

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Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Inclusion is intentionally the first of our core values. Our colleagues bring together diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, ethnicities, genders, orientations and religious beliefs. We value this diversity and believe that it makes us stronger, smarter, and more agile and innovative. Our worldwide workforce and Board gives us multiple perspectives on the world and informs the ways we connect with our people, our clients, and the communities we touch.

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Our Inclusive Supplier Program

Our Inclusive Supplier Program aims to promote and increase the inclusion of underrepresented vendors and contractors within our supply chain and the marketplace. We believe that engaging with diverse and small suppliers will allow us to drive more innovation and value for Korn Ferry and our clients.

Our business practices

Our values of inclusion, honesty, knowledge, and performance are the fundamental beliefs of our global organization. These values inspire our people and are intended to guide them to do the right thing. We strive to be a leader in corporate governance; report results with accuracy and transparency; conduct ourselves in a legal, ethical, and trustworthy manner; comply with both the letter and spirit of our business policies and the law; and protect the information provided to us.

 

Learn about our business practices

Our policies and statements

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    Our commitment to a respectful, safe, and ethical workplace

    Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

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    Our commitment to achieving the highest standards of corporate citizenship

    Corporate Responsibility Policy

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    Our commitment to human rights

    Human Rights Statement

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    Our commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability

    Environmental Policy

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    Our commitment to a respectful, safe, and ethical workplace

    Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Contractors and Vendors

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    Our commitment to preventing slavery or human trafficking

    Modern Slavery Act Policy Statement 2021 (UK)

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    Our commitment to preventing slavery or human trafficking

    Modern Slavery Statement 2021 (Australia)

Historical ESG reports

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    Our commitment to corporate responsibility

    2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

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    Our reporting recommendations set forth for the Professional & Commercial Services industry

    2020 SASB Report

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    Our commitment to corporate responsibility

    2018-2019 Corporate Responsibility Report